Bane may have been born in darkness, but his pacifist brother, Fane, was born in the garden. If you want to roll around in his field of flowers, but have allergies, you can use the cool tech in this Allergen Filtration Mask.
The Oakley Radar Pace is unlike anything I’ve ever used or seen before. Being a triathlete, I love numbers. I continuously look down at my Garmin to check my distance, speed, and splits. I’d spend the rest of my bike or run doing math in my head to figure out what my average pace is, how much longer I’d be active for, and what time I’d be done at.
If you are a parent and have an electronic wearable that you keep on most of the time, I can guarantee that at one point or another your child has wanted to try it out. Garmin has unveiled a fitness tracker for kids that can also help encourage them to do chores.
The Garmin vivofit jr has kid-sized wrist straps and comes in several vibrant color schemes.
If you are a Pokémon fan, then you already know that next month, Nintendo is going to release Pokémon GO, an app that lets you catch pocket monsters in the real world using your smartphone. You can finally catch them all!
if you really have trouble waking up to a conventional alarm, maybe you should try something different. Perhaps you need something like the Pavlok. It’s wearable accessory that you control using your smartphone or tablet computer, and can be used to deliver a small electric shock.
Last year, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) team unveiled Project Jacquard, which aims to make interactive clothing using conductive yarn and miniature electronics. At this year’s Google I/O developer conference, the company announced that it’s working with Levi’s to release the first consumer product based on Project Jacquard.
The Commuter Jacquard Trucker Jacket – actually it’s “Levi’s® Commuter™ x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket”, but try asking for that at a store – has a touch-sensitive cuff partially made of the aforementioned conductive yarn.
My mother is diabetic and while she has to prick her fingers multiple times per day to check glucose levels, she doesn’t have to give herself injections. For the numerous diabetics out there that have to prick fingers and give themselves insulin shots, diabetes can be a big pain.
Derek Rieger was bedridden for a while after being involved in a major car accident. His smartphone kept him entertained during that time, but his injuries made it extremely painful to move his hands. He kept thinking of a better way for him and people in a similar situation to use their mobile device.
A few years ago, we saw that Microsoft’s Kinect sensor could be used to control a quadcopter with hand gestures. In the future, we might be able to do that and more using wearable devices, thanks to Taiwanese company PVD+.
I thought smartwatches were pretty smart already. I love not having to dig my phone out of my pocket to see who is calling and if I want to talk to them. Thanks to a new technology that was developed by scientists at Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University, smartwatches are set to get lots smarter.
Using their EM-Sense technology, your smartwatch will know what you are touching.
Almost exactly a year ago, I talked about a modular smartwatch idea that was in the works called Blocks. What we didn’t know at the time was exactly when the product would come to market. A year later, you can now order the Blocks modular smartwatch and we know when the watch is supposed to ship.
The modular watch offers components that connect to make the strap and add functions to the device such as increased battery life, heart rate tracking, or GPS tracking among others.
Blocks is on Kickstarter right now and is seeking $250,000.
With a ten-year-old girl in my house, we have friendship bracelets everywhere. The cat gets them and annoys the crap out of me by batting them around the house at 1am. They get sucked up in the vacuum resulting in the need for vacuum surgery.
Every year ThinkGeek comes up with an April Fools’ joke product that you want to be real. The EnCounter Wearable Interactive Quest is one of those ideas. It’s a fitness tracker that turns your movements and activities into tabletop RPG quests.
Modular construction toys like LEGO and K’nex usually have many different parts and pieces. This variety allows for beautiful and complex builds, but it can also be intimidating or tedious at times. So the makers of Pinblock came up with a simple solution: have only one type of block.
Save for their color, all Pinblock blocks are the same.